Pre-Workout Snacks

Pre-Workout Snacks
Advice
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

When it comes to eating healthy and working out, the majority of us have it all wrong. It’s true. Most women out there believe that eating less, and not snacking, is the way to go when it comes to losing weight.

Wrong. If you’re hungry, by all means, have a snack in between your meals. What most women don’t know is that there are specific foods that you should not be snacking on, and those that you should be embracing.

For example, pears are high in fiber, along with pistachios. These snacks will help slow down your digestion and make you feel fuller longer with minimum calorie absorption.

Another pre-workout snack (if you’re feeling fancy) is making yourself a quick sandwich of whole-wheat pitas, peanut butter, and a banana. The peanut butter gives you’re a healthy balance of protein, while the banana and pita give you a good dose of carbs. This sandwich will give you a shot of energy, and is therefore ideal for your pre-workout snack.

Another low-calorie, high protein snack to have before your workout are apples. Just one apple can give you as much dietary fiber as a serving of bran cereal. Not too bad right? Also, try snacking on a hard-boiled egg. Eggs give you filling servings of protein and contain B vitamins, which help convert the food you eat into energy.

What if you’re not necessarily hungry, but thirsty? Have some coffee. Studies have shown that a little caffeine before a workout can give you an energy boost. Also, try some chocolate milk. Surprising, I know, but chocolate milk (low-fat of course) has the right mix of carbs, potassium and protein.

Ally | Elite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Ally Batista

Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

More In Advice

Women Paul Hudson

8 Reasons Why The Man You Marry Should Be An Introvert

I love that I’m an introvert by nature. While there are many downsides to be completely introverted, there are tons of benefits. The real beauty is that introverts can learn to become more extroverted. In reality, people aren’t either introverted or extroverted, but land somewhere in between on the spectrum. Introverts can very quickly pick […]

Women Juliet Altmann

15 Things We Learned From Carrie Bradshaw About Sex And The City

Carrie Bradshaw is the ultimate New York “It Girl.” She taught us everything we know about Manolo Blahnik, cosmopolitans and hailing a cab. She is the epitome of style, class and beauty, both inside and out. Almost everyone has met a woman who walks around Manhattan channeling this 90s icon. Not only did Carrie teach us […]

Women Kelley Lord

10 Reasons Why You’ll Fall For The Funny Guy Every Time

Why is it when girls are asked what qualities they look for in a guy, most say a sense of humor? There’s just something about a guy who makes you giggle like a little schoolgirl, and there’s a reason Seth Rogen never fails to steal our hearts in every movie. Funny guys have a charm and electricity about them […]

Women Alexia LaFata

An Apple A Day: Women Who Eat Apples Actually Have Better Sex

An apple a day keeps the… vagina lubricated. At least that’s what this new study in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics says. Researchers studied 781 Italian women, aged 18 to 43, who were not suffering from depression or taking prescription medications and had no history of any sexual disorders. Participants were separated into two groups: those […]

Also On Elite

Sports

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Novak Djokovic That Make Him The Man

Novak Djokovic is at the top of the sporting world with his most recent and epic win at Wimbledon. But if you anything about the man simple known as “The Joker,” it’s that it’s been like this for quite some time now. Sky is still the limit for the 27-year-old star, who’s still just getting started […]

Sports

Money Man: Basketball Pays LeBron Peanuts Compared To His Mega Endorsement Deals

LeBron James is getting robbed by the NBA. With his earning potential capped by league rules, basketball’s biggest star has to settle for a salary that massively underrates his value to the league. Let’s just put things in perspective. During the 1996-97 season, a near-retirement Michael Jordan earned a $30 million salary, playing for the Chicago […]